Tag Archive: Minerva Voices

Sep 19

International Day of Peace: Minerva Voices

On Wednesday, to mark International Day of Peace, Minerva Voices, conducted by Dan Harding, performed Gounod’s motet, Da Pacem Domine, prefaced by a poem read by second-year Alice Baker. Watch it online here.

Jun 16

The last song: Minerva Voices at MEMSFest

The final musical hurrah of the term has seen members of Minerva Voices performing at the ancient Pilgrims’ Hospital in Canterbury earlier today, as part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Festival curtain-raising Illuminating the Past: Gothic Colour day. The Choir assembled in the priory garden this morning for the first of two sets; the …

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Jun 13

Image Gallery: Summer Music Week – the final two days

The final two days of Summer Music Week witnessed a tremendous flurry of musical activity both in Colyer-Fergusson and beyond, as the week-long music festival celebrating the end of the University year brought staff, students, guests, alumni and members of the local community together. An intense forty-eight hours of rehearsing and performing began on Friday …

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May 25

Image gallery: Minerva Voices at Canterbury Castle

Minerva Voices and percussionist Cory Adams giving an open-air performance at Canterbury Castle yesterday evening, conducted by Dan Harding and Joe Prescott.

May 19

Summer Music Week: full details of events now available

The annual musical celebration of the end of the academic year at the University of Kent, Summer Music Week, is set to burst into life next month. Featuring many of the University’s ensembles, the week-long festival opens at the seaside on Sunday 5 June with the University Big Band, conducted by Ian Swatman, visiting Deal …

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May 17

Exploring musical colour at the Gothic Colour day ahead of the MEMS Festival next month

The University’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies MEMS Festival takes place next month, a two-day event highlighting new research, round-table discussions, exhibitions, talks and performances celebrating developments in the field. A special preview day on Thursday 16 June at Eastbridge Hospital, Illuminating the Past, will explore the making and meaning of Gothic colour, …

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May 16

A summer evening concert at Canterbury Castle with Minerva Voices

Next week, Minerva Voices presents a summer evening performance set amidst the historic grounds of Canterbury’s eleventh-century castle, on Tuesday 24 May. The castle is amongst Britain’s most ancient, begun around 1070 to replace a motte-and-bailey construction built as one of several fortifications protecting the Roman road from Dover to London. The keep and surrounding …

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May 10

From Norway to Alvin Lucier: music from Minerva Voices as #EarBox returns to Studio 3 Gallery

The #EarBox series in which music speaks to visual art – and vice-versa – returns next week to Studio 3 Gallery on Weds 18 May with a short musical ‘happening,’ centred on Alvin Lucier’s otherworldly Unamuno, in which four semitones are articulated in a changing sequence; this focused pitch-collection, which is presented in twenty-four different …

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Mar 15

Minerva Voices visit residential care home

A bright and blustery day yesterday saw Minerva Voices, the University’s upper-voice chamber choir, pay a special visit to the Kimberley Residential Care Home in Herne Bay, in order to take music to the residents. A care home for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Kimberley Care Home was treated to a programme of choral …

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Mar 02

Magical Musical Mayhem entertains children of all ages

Children and adults alike were treated to a lunchtime concert of magical musical mayhem this afternoon, as the Music department joined in the ‘Wonderful Week of Words’ celebration of literature with the University Hogwarts Society. The University Concert Band, Minerva Voices, Flute Choir and third-year flautist Anne Engels came together to the delight of an …

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